Army Space Forces: Enabling the Joint Warfighter

October 6, 2004

In sharp contrast to the sequential, deliberate campaigns of the 20th century, future joint operations will emphasize rapid strategic response by all joint forces, followed by the conduct of synchronized shaping and decisive operations, distributed throughout the entire joint operations area. The joint force commander must establish early control of all battlespace dimensions (air, land, sea, space and information) and focus power against the critical elements of the adversary's structure -key capabilities, decisive points and centers of gravityómoving thereby from the attrition-based campaigns of the past to more rapid decision via disintegration of the enemy's forces and will to fight.